to Find a Long Lost Friend
Irrespective of our age or socio-economic status, all of us yearn
for good friends to “share the burden of life with”. Good, solid
friendships are valued throughout life and there are some who value
their friends much more than they value their own family members.
Friendships are meant to be forever; or else it was not friendship
at all. It is thus, not uncommon, for people to want to look for
their lost long friends years after they may have lost touch with
them. Finding a long lost friend is like having accomplished
something that you never thought was possible;
though nowadays, technology has made that possible too. With the
advent of social networking sites and the whole world coming
closer over the internet, many people set out to find their long
lost friends and were very successful. Here are some ways in
which you too can find your long lost friends.
Finding Long Lost
are some ways in which you can locate friends that you may have left
behind in your pursuit of life:
best to get in touch with mutual friends or acquaintances. If that
doesn’t work out, the best way to locate them would be to try and
get in touch with close family because, no matter how much people
may lose contact with their friends, they never lose contact with
their family members. If your family members knew
or know the whereabouts of your friend’s family, that would be the
best way to figure out. Ask your mutual friends if they are in touch
with that person’s family.
Your Way: If you shared common
colleagues or were colleagues at an office some years ago, try
asking if other colleagues have kept in touch with him or her. If
your previous boss knows the whereabouts of that person, you may
have a better chance to know your friend’s current location,
especially if you were at good terms with your previous boss.
However, not all employers are willing to share information, even if
you were in their good books.
Let Info Flow:
Even if you may not know
the exact whereabouts of the person, collect whatever information
you get about him or her so as to be able to track them – be it a
marriage, the birth of a child, a change in job or a change in the
area they may have lived in. Gathering all such information will
help you get closer to the person or at least their close family,
which would be quite an achievement in itself.
Technology has brought the whole world into the palm of our one
hand, making it possible for us to know everything about
anything from the comfort of our homes. Online search engines have
made it possible for us to even find friends that we lost touch with
for years. Conduct an online search for the friend; it may not give
you the address or the contact number but may give you other details
that you could use.
Social networking sites have made it possible for many people to
locate and find the whereabouts of friends that they may not have
talked to since they passed out of high school. You could follow
suit and try to locate your friends in the same way. MySpace,
Facebook, Orkut, Twitter and so on are regularly used by people – youngsters
and older people to locate friends that they may have lost touch
with for a long time and have been successful most of the times.
Many people are subscribing to such sites to get in touch with old
friends, which also signifies that you are not alone in your quest
for your long lost friend!